The Khiladi of Bollywood Akshay kumar is known for his outstanding performance in some of the most acclaimed movies in Bollywood. Such a versatile actor is popular for his roles in movies that are based on real life personalities, which he portray with apparent ease. After the huge success of the movie Rustom, which was based on the Naval officer Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati murder case, he is all set to play the role of hockey player Balbir Singh in the sports biopic named Gold. The movie is scheduled to be released on 15th August 2018 and is being produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani and directed by Reema Kagti, who has previously directed successful films like Talaash and Honeymoon Travels Ltd. According to the latest news details about the portrayal of this iconic personality,Balbir Singh has been revealed, and Akshay Kumar is all set to play this character.
About the Iconic Legend Balbir Singh
Balbir Singh was a part of the Indian hockey team and played an imperative part in making his team win three successive gold medals in the Olympics. He has an Olympic record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic men’s hockey final, and this record has still not yet been broken. Balbir Singh did not get the recognition for his outstanding contribution in the field of hockey, and therefore, it would be an honour for Akshay Kumar to play Balbir Singh in the movie Gold. This biographical story will bring forward Balbir Singh’s life and his journey of making India win its first Olympic gold medal as an Independent nation in 1948. Akshay Kumar who is excited to portray this legendary hockey player recently tweeted “Set in 1948, the historic story of India’s first Olympic medal as a free nation, #GOLD coming to you on 15th August 2018!” .
Akshay Kumar’s Role in the Biopic Gold
According to a source “Though the world is aware of Dhyan Chand, there is another hockey hero who has ironically not been talked about in the same breath. However, the fact is that Balbir Singh was the hero of the gold campaign that India enjoyed not just in 1948 but also 1952 and 1956 Olympics.”Therefore, Akshay Kumar who has previously played the role of well-known characters in historically important movies like Rustom, Airlift and Special 26, is all set to do justice to the portrayal of Balbir Singh in his upcoming movie Gold.
We do not have many details about the movie Gold apart from the fact that Akshay Kumar will be playing the lead role and it is going to be released on the Independence day of 2018. For more updates about this movie stay hooked to Fabnewz!